He told House members that state and local governments should play a bigger role in solving problems than the federal government.
“Everyone of you should fight everybody in Washington when it’s clear to you that Washington’s trying to take some responsibility from this Capitol that you can do better than people can do in Washington," Blunt said.
Four bills dealing with the ongoing cultural battle surrounding women’s reproductive health were heard Monday night before a Missouri Senate committee.
They include a measure that would require a doctor to be physically present whenever abortion-inducing drugs are administered to a woman. It’s sponsored by freshman Senator Wayne Wallingford (R, Cape Girardeau). He says women who take RU-486 or other abortion-inducing drugs at home run a severe risk of complications.
House Democrats are sponsoring legislation to expand Medicaid in Missouri, despite the fact that the state budget filed by Republicans leaves out the proposed expansion.
House Bill 627 would expand Medicaid to an additional 300,000 Missourians, and House Democrats say not passing it would cost the state 5,000 jobs and could force some rural hospitals to close their doors. Kerry Noble is CEO of Pemiscot Memorial Health Systems in the Missouri Boot-heal.
Presidents’ Day honors the men who have lead the United States, though it’s clear not as much is known about the women who served with them.
The first of a thirty-five part, two-season C-SPAN series, “First Ladies: Influence and Image,” premieres tonight. The goal, according to Executive Producer Mark Farkas, is to “reveal their personal challenges, accomplishments, and failures…and to provide a window into our nation’s history and the trajectory of women in our society.”
Updated 10:03 with the Kwame Building Group's response.
In a late afternoon press conference Thursday, Board of Alderman President and mayoral candidate Lewis Reed accused incumbent Mayor Francis Slay of engaging in a "pay-to-play" system where businesses seeking construction contracts have to first make a donation to the mayor's campaign. The mayor's staff insisted that there are too many safeguards for this to even be possible.
Happy Valentine's Day from the Politically Speaking podcasters!
Every week, St. Louis Public Radio’s Chris McDaniel joins the St. Louis Beacon’s Jo Mannies and Jason Rosenbaum to talk about the week’s politics.
On this week's episode: we talk about the mayoral forum and (some) of the muck in the race, the official Republican nominee in the 8th Congressional district, and Missouri legislative action with voter I.D. and the 2nd Injury Fund.
Former Vice-President Al Gore appeared at the St. Louis County Library on Saturday, February 9 to open the Buzz Westfall Great Authors Series. He spoke to a sell-out crowd of 800 about his new book, "The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change." Host Don Marsh introduced Gore and engaged in a discussion with him following the talk.
The Missouri House and Senate have each approved measures that would renew expired security exemptions to the open meetings and records law.
Both chambers voted Thursday to shield public buildings' security plans and law enforcement guidelines for terrorism incidents from public records requests. The two exemptions expired at the end of 2012. State Representative Vicki Englund (D, Tesson) says the legislation will help protect children while at school.